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Ailing stars Stafford, Johnson watch as Lions prepare for Packers

  • By Associated Press
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions practiced Tuesday without quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who watched the workouts that were open to the media.

Quite the memento
The jersey that Lions QB Matthew Stafford wore Sunday while throwing five TD passes and leading a rally past the Browns was sent to the Pro Football
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Stafford's left shoulder was dislocated during Sunday's 38-37 victory over the Cleveland Browns, and he made the game-winning throw with his right arm after being hit on the previous play. Johnson has hand and knee injuries.

The players don't have much time to get healthy for the next game. The Lions host the Green Bay Packers in their annual Thanksgiving game.

Stafford set an NFL rookie passing record with 422 yards against the Browns and became the youngest player to throw five touchdowns in a game. Johnson had a career-best 161 receoving yards and a 75-yard TD.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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